Video: JOE PERRY Rejoins HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES On The Road

Joe Perry rejoined the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' tour Friday night (July 22) at Rohnert Park, California's Weill Hall at Sonoma State University. It was his first appearance with the band since July 10, when he became ill at a HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES performance at the Ford Amphitheater in New York's Coney Island. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' 90-minute set in ...

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THE BLOODLINE Writing Sophomore Album

Chicago-based metal band THE BLOODLINE, which features former members of DIRGE WITHIN and DIVINE HERESY, is writing material for its sophomore album. Guitarist Shaun Glass states: "So far I would say the songs have a tad more diversity in the songs and focus on big grooves and huge melodies. One new song, 'Awakening', is definitely ...

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VINNY APPICE Looks Back On Formation Of DIO Band

On July 19, Lance Hall of the "Silk And Steel Power Hour" conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL). You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early-1980s formation of the DIO band, led by iconic heavy metal ...

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Mother Of MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Dies

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's mother died on Friday, July 22 after battling health issues for much of the last decade. The musician wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I inform my dear sweet mother, Frances Marie Ellefson, has gone home to see the Lord. She passed tonight at approximately ...

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